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Calls grow for investigation into Chicago's Homan Sq. 'Gestapo tactics'

Danny Davis and Richard Boykin join a chorus of voices demanding justice over the "CIA or Gestapo tactics" discovered at Homan Square.

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Garcia's work puts fairness first, longtime supporter says

"One thing about Chuy Garcia is that he will stand for what is right and he will stand for unity, he has done it when it was not an easy thing to do."

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Tens of thousands mark Selma’s “Bloody Sunday” voting rights march

America's racial history "still casts its long shadow upon us," Obama said Saturday as he stood in solidarity and remembrance with civil rights activists.

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Remembering women's history: Lucy Parsons died

Lucy Ella Gonzales Parsons, a working-class leader and spouse of one of the Haymarket martyrs, died March 7, 1942 in Chicago.

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NY Better World Awards honor activists, salute protests

Good food and politics were in ample supply at the annual New York Better World awards.

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GOP strategy for victory on Nov. 4: racism and voter suppression

Voter turnout is decisive to the outcome; labor and its allies are going all out to reach every potential supporter, including discouraged voters.

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Mother arrested while standing and waiting for family

Absurd and humiliating acts of police overreach have become familiar; there are incidents of false arrests, harassment, and use of force against innocent victims by the police daily.

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Fast food workers to travel to Ferguson for weekend protests

 Members of the Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago will travel with other community groups to Ferguson, Mo., on Friday, October 11.

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Teaching Tolerance hosts webinar with “New Jim Crow” author Michelle Alexander

Released in 2010, "The New Jim Crow" outlines the use of the justice system in the United States as a form of racial control that especially impacts young African American males.

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On the other side of Ferguson, a different kind of protest

Pulling together, volunteering and pitching in when city leaders seemed unable or unwilling to - just added to the unity building during a time of profound crisis.

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